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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Apr 12, 2004 2:52pm
Forum: etree Subject: Download speeds

Are your download speeds slow? I get over 100KB/s from home over my DSL.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Apr 12, 2004 3:16pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds

I wasn't seeing any slowdown until a few days ago (in fact, you may remember me posting on the Etree forums saying that I was surprised at 3-fold download drops!), but now I'm definitely starting to see it.

I'm only getting 50k/sec downloading tonight, and I just tested on DSLReports.com, which did my test transfer at 600k/sec via Speakeasy - a real-world result, not a theoretical maximum, I pay SBCYahoo for 'business' DSL. However, I never got more than 170k/sec from Archive.org before. Of course, the slowness could be exacerbated by other routing problems unrelated to bandwidth max-out, for all I know, but this is the first time I'm really noticing slower downloads.

s!

This post was modified by simon c on 2004-04-12 22:16:00

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbleblanc Date: Apr 12, 2004 3:33pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds

Just to avoid confusion, in Windows, all your download speeds are in Bytes - i.e. 60kB/sec

However, that speed test over at dslreports.com is in Bits - i.e. 600kb/sec which would translate to 75kB/sec

Did you take that into account with your ISP cap? Just want to make sure we're on the same page. :)

While I'm writing, I'm downloading a STS9 track at 75kB/sec. My Comcast service gives me a cap of 375kB/sec. 375 would be nice, but by no means is 75 slow.

-Brad

This post was modified by bleblanc on 2004-04-12 22:33:12

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Apr 12, 2004 3:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds

Hey,

No, that's not right - I'm aware of the difference between kilobits and kilobytes - I used to have a Super Nintendo backup device which billed itself as 24 megabits, heh!

My DSLReports report was about 4900 kilobits a second, which is about 600 kilobytes a second - I promise. I converted the result to kilobytes a second so I wouldn't be confusing.

[I don't have an ISP cap (or much of one) any more, because I paid an extra 15 bucks a month for 'business' class DSL - ie, they take away the cap they put on your line in the first place :P]

Anyhow, my point is, I'm not whining needlessly, just reporting what I see so everyone can compare real-world results.

s!

This post was modified by simon c on 2004-04-12 22:42:58

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Poster: bisq Date: Apr 12, 2004 3:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds

I was getting over 200 KB/sec during periods last week. Even when things are slow I can still download shows way faster than I can listen to them...

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Poster: fez_43 Date: Apr 13, 2004 5:17pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Download speeds

I think we all get so spoiled by this site that we can get testy. I think the dead on here is the best thing since sliced bread, not only because of the insane catalog but also because it will open the doors for more bands to release SBD's in the same way as well as paving the way for all of the post-jerry shows such as otherones 1998 which were hot. Bruce Hornsby cannot be too far behind...and the potential for this site brings shivers to me- as I was an analog trader for a long time. bravo to archive.com and all of the trade friendly artists